TV news chyron data provide ways to explore breaking news reports & bias

Today the Internet Archive’s TV News Archive announces a new way to plumb our TV news collections to see how news stories are reported: data feeds for the news that appears as chyrons on the lower thirds of TV screens.  Our Third Eye project scans the lower thirds of TV screens, using OCR, …

Press Preview for “Murder Is Her Hobby” and “Rick Araluce: The Final Stop”

Media only:  Courtney Rothbard  (202) 633-8496 rothbardc@si.edu            Media website  americanart.si.edu/pr What:  Press preview for two new exhibitions “Murder Is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death” and “Rick Araluce: The Final Stop” Date:  Thursday, October 19, 2017 – 10:00am When:  Thursday, Oct. 19     …

New Exhibition “Murder Is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death” Opens Oct. 20 at the Renwick Gallery

September 21, 2017 “Murder Is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death” explores the surprising intersection between craft and forensic science. Frances Glessner Lee (1878–1962) crafted her extraordinary “Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death”—exquisitely detailed miniature crime scenes—to train homicide investigators to “convict the guilty, clear …

Two Dama Gazelle Calves Born at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo

September 21, 2017 The Cheetah Conservation Station at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo is celebrating a baby boom of critically endangered dama gazelles. The Zoo announced the birth of the first calf, a male born to 10-year-old female Adara, Sept. 7. The second calf, a female, was born overnight Sept. 16 …

Open Source Summit: Day 2 features TensorFlow, BlockChain, and HitRecord

The actor and founder of HitRecord Joseph Gordon-Levitt kicked off the second day of the Open Source Summit. His open creative community, HitRecord, allows for the evolution of open source film projects. We learned how a company is using BlockChain to fight poverty while keeping plastic out of the ocean, …